Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Music is everywhere. We can’t escape it. We listen to it on the radio while driving around doing errands. We hear it in the background sound effects at the movie theater or on the television. Commercials use (or abuse, depending on your perspective) music to catch your attention and try to make a sale. Music is in grocery stores, public buildings, work-out facilities, recreation centers, and schools.

"A foolish person may seek happiness in the distance;
but the wise may grow it under their feet."

Perhaps the only place you might be able to escape it is in the library. Do we really want to escape music? Have you ever thought about abolishing it? Is it possible to eliminate it from our lives? It has been embedded into our psyche since the day we were born. It soothes, relaxes, inspires, controls, and manipulates – all that and much more. Music is a part of our lives. So, when did music begin?

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

In our early lives as humans, the young would jump for joy or just run for the fun of it. Then Agriculture was discovered about ten thousand years ago, all over the world and people settled down in groups. Drumming and humming began and new instruments were used. They were soon moving to the rhythm of  "live music" and "we" became dancers. Some to this very day on Oahu, prefer to dance to Live Music. Yeah, but where?

"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

About the only one that gets this kind of information is Richie Fun of Dancing Nights blog and the blog gets the hits. I am going to attempt a few excursions into the night club scene, now that my foot is better and I can walk a little more even though I must use a walker. Then I have good arrangements now with the Handi Van and it is much better than switching buses.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated
through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time,
this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through
any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it."